Journey from the imperial treasures of Beijing through atmospheric Xian with its enigmatic legions of Terracotta Warriors to reach the charming city of Chengdu, where you will meet its most famous residents – the captivating Giant Pandas.
China is a land of many wonders – ancient and modern, natural and man-made. This hugely popular tour is a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River.
Sichuan Province is the natural habitat of one of the world's endangered species – the Giant Panda. We observe these magnificent creatures at the Panda Conservation Centre in Dujiangyan as well as admire the Grand Buddha in Leshan. We also visit Mt Emei and beautiful Nine Villages Valley.
Chengdu’s Giant Panda Base is home to a whole embarrassment (yes, that is the collective noun!) of pandas, both adults and cubs alike – you can spend time watching their antics and visit the informative museum.
Grand Buddha of Leshan
Sitting serenely on the confluence of three rivers about two hours from Chengdu, the Grand Buddha towers to 71 metres, making him the world’s largest Buddhist sculpture.
In the Huanglong Valley, a series of richly-coloured mineral formed pools tumble down through a landscape of lush forest and mountain peaks.
One of China’s four sacred Buddhist Mountains, Mt Emei is said to be the site of the country’s first Buddhist temple. Covered in diverse forest and dotted with old temples, the mountain is a delight to explore.
Nine Villages Valley
The Nine Villages Valley, or Jiuzhaigou, is a UNESCO-listed national park, full of spectacular nature. Walk amongst vivid-blue lakes, thick forest and rushing waterfalls.
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